Patrick Swanson / March 24,2022

Republicans challenge updated voting technologies, starting with Georgia one year ago


Voting is considered a cornerstone of any democracy. In the United States, the Constitution places the “times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives” in the hands of the states.
In other words, voting technology decisions are in the hands of states. This very decentralized election administration system means that no state runs its elections exactly like another state.
Georgia made national headlines last year (on 25 March 2021) when Governor Brian Kemp (R) “signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run.”

The Georgia law requires a photo ID in order to vote absentee by mail, after more than 1.3 million Georgia voters used that option during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also cuts the time people have to request an absentee ballot and limits where ballot drop boxes can be placed and when they can be accessed…
The law replaces the elected secretary of state as the chair of the state election board with a new appointee of the legislature after Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger rebuffed Trump’s attempts to overturn Georgia’s election results. It also allows the board to remove and replace county election officials deemed to be underperforming.

Rolling Stone compared the November 2021 election with that of November 2020:

Patrick Swanson / March 24,2022

SVE NEWS & ABC News Sharing Series — Trump returns to Georgia confronting test of his grip on GOP


Donald Trump wants to use November’s midterm elections to solidify his continued dominance of the national Republican Party

ATLANTA — In Donald Trump‘s push to fundamentally reshape the Republican Party, few places are a higher priority than Georgia.

The former president has issued highly-coveted endorsements in races ranging from governor to state insurance commissioner. His backing of football legend Herschel Walker essentially cleared a path to the party’s nomination for a critical U.S. Senate seat.

Trump has taken a particularly active role in shaping the governor’s race, recruiting former Sen. David Perdue to challenge incumbent Brian Kemp as retribution for his not going along with lies about the 2020 election being stolen. And in an effort to clear a path for Perdue, Trump pressed another Republican in the race — Vernon Jones — to run for Congress instead.

Trump returns to Georgia on Saturday night for a rally with Walker, Perdue, Jones and other Republicans he’s backed ahead of the state’s May 24 primary. The campaign is emerging as an early, critical test of whether the former president can live up to his professed role as a kingmaker in the GOP.

“I think it could be the start of, I don’t want to use the word downfall, but it could be the start of his influence waning,” said Eric Tanenblatt, former chief of staff to ex-Georgia Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and a former fundraiser for David Perdue who is backing Kemp in the primary.

There are warning signs for Trump. While Walker is marching to the primary with minimal opposition, other races are more complicated. Jones, for instance, is now competing in a crowded congressional primary in which no one may clear the 50% threshold needed to avoid a runoff.

Patrick Swanson / March 20,2022

What Every Employee in Georgia Should Know

What Every Employee in Georgia Should Know

If you are an employee in Georgia, you must know your rights. The laws in this state are designed to protect workers, and there are res available to help you understand your rights and what to do if they are violated. This blog post will discuss the most important things that every employee in Georgia should know. It will also cover wage and hour law, discrimination law, and family leave law. We hope that this information will be helpful to you.

State’s Tax System.
Georgia’s tax system is based on a “Pay As You Go” basis, taxes are deducted from your paycheck as you earn income. The tax deducted from your salary depends on your filing status and how much money you make. There are different taxes for different types of income, and it’s essential to know which taxes you need to pay. You can find more information about Georgia’s tax system on the state’s website.
The Workers’ Compensation System.
The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide benefits to employees who are injured or become ill due to their job. As per the workers’ compensation laws in Georgia, the benefits can include medical expenses, income replacement, and death benefits. However, there are certain groups of workers who are exempt from this law, including:

Patrick Swanson / March 19,2022

What Is Spousal Abandonment In Georgia?


What Is Spousal Abandonment In Georgia?​

Spousal abandonment in Georgia is grounds for divorce. 

If your spouse abandoned you, you’re wondering what your rights are. 

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • what is abandonment in Georgia
  • how do you prove spousal abandonment
  • what are your abandoned spouse rights
  • what to do when your spouse abandons you

Let’s dig in.

Custody can be devastating. It’s heartbreaking when parents lose custody of their children. Spouses end up having to pay agonizing amounts of financial support.

If you want to protect your rights, not wrongfully lose custody, and not get raked over the coals financially, fill out the form below. Free consultations are first come first serve. We always run out of slots. Make sure you get yours locked in now.

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Spousal Abandonment In Georgia

Spousal abandonment in Georgia means that one spouse leaves the house and relationship without communication.

Abandonment is one of the grounds for divorce in Georgia.

In Georgia, the spouse has to have been gone for 1+ years to use it as a fault for the divorce.

What Is Abandonment?

Abandonment is when one spouse severs ties with the family. 

And they abandon their responsibilities and duties to the family. 

It’s one spouse leaving without any intention of coming back.

Patrick Swanson / March 17,2022

Learn about Health insurance in Georgia 2022


Health insurance in Georgia can seem challenging to understand and handle, but it is not what it appears to be.
Managed care insurance programs require policyholders to get care from a network of pre-approved healthcare providers to receive the most significant coverage available under the plan.
Patients who seek care outside the network must pay a more substantial proportion of the total cost. In rare situations, the insurance provider may refuse to pay for treatments received outside of the insurance network.
Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and point-of-service plans (POS) are only two examples of managed care plans.
Patients must select a primary care physician who supervises the patient’s care, makes treatment plans, and refers the patient to medical experts.
Instead, preferred-provider organizations (PPOs) do not require referrals, although they have lower rates of use for practitioners and services available inside their network.
Insurance providers may also refuse to reimburse certain services received without prior authorization from the insurance company.
Aside from that, insurers may refuse to pay for name-brand pharmaceuticals when a generic version or a comparable treatment is available at a lower price.
This information should be included in the insurance company’s written materials, carefully read. Consider consulting with your employer or contacting the organization directly before incurring a significant fee.

Patrick Swanson / February 01,2022

Moving from North Carolina to Georgia

Moving from North Carolina to Georgia

Cross country relocation requires thorough reparation and a good plan in order to be executed without too much stress. Of course, there are many factors that will determine the difficulty of the process. The number of items that you need to transport, whether you are moving on your own or with professional assistance, or the distance that you need to cross. If you are moving from North Carolina to Georgia, for example, you will need to cross around 400 miles, give or take, depending on your exact location and destination, which is not a lot. However, if you are not prepared right, it is enough to represent a significant challenge. Luckily, Verified Movers are here to help you. We will show you how you can organize the whole thing and help you find appropriate moving assistance that will ensure the final success.

Patrick Swanson / January 31,2022

Open Records Request Reveals Strange Behavior From GA Secretary Of State Raffensperger’s Office When Unveiling Dominion Voting Machines In 2019

Open Records Request Reveals Strange Behavior From GA Secretary Of State Raffensperger’s Office When Unveiling Dominion Voting Machines In 2019

Open Records Request Reveals Strange Behavior From GA Secretary Of State Raffensperger’s Office When Unveiling Dominion Voting Machines In 2019Former Johns Creek, GA Councilman Jay Lin at public launch event for Dominion Voting Machines in Sep 2019
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Correction 2 Feb 7:00am EST: Jan Lin was a councilman at Johns Creek during the event, not Gwinnett County where the event was held.. He was later appointed to multiple boards in GA, including the Kemp transition team.

Patrick Swanson / January 12,2022

FINISH THE FIGHT: Savannah businesswoman Joyce Griggs on capturing Georgia’s First Congressional District seat this time: ‘I believe I will win’

FINISH THE FIGHT: Savannah businesswoman Joyce Griggs on capturing Georgia’s First Congressional District seat this time: ‘I believe I will win’

“Every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities. And to the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before. And we will applaud you every step of the way.” — Kamala Harris, Vice-President, United States of America

 ‘I believe I will win’BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER — For what it’s worth, Joyce Marie Griggs senses she undoubtedly has exceeded the community’s expectations as a public servant, a trend she hopes will ultimately give way to her claiming the U.S. House to represent Georgia’s First Congressional District.

Patrick Swanson / January 11,2022

Warnock vs. Ralston on Georgia’s election reform law


Yesterday’s annual Eggs and Issues event sponsored by the Georgia Chamber featured the usual array of speakers, highlighted by the governor, who focused on business-oriented priorities and progress that move the state forward. But Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP state House Speaker David Ralston also spoke—and they underscored the deep, divisive partisan divide in both Georgia and the nation.
Warnock’s remarks included a long-winded advocacy of “voting rights” (i.e. controversial Democratic election legislation currently pending in the U.S. Congress) and then bluntly claimed that Georgia is “suppressing voters” with the election integrity law passed last year
Speaker David Ralston, who spoke after Warnock, had had enough.
Ralston began by deadpanning that he thought President Joe Biden was coming to Georgia on Tuesday to congratulate the University of Georgia’s football team for winning Monday’s national championship game against Alabama. Instead, Ralston said the Democrat president came to Georgia and lied about the state’s election reform law passed by the General Assembly. He emphasized that Biden’s lies are hurtful to Georgia’s reputation as a great state in which to do business.
Ralston was particularly outraged at Biden’s slur that Republicans who oppose the federal legislation pushed by Democrats to abolish state-run elections and voter ID requirements are as bad as (former Confederate president) Jefferson Davis. The speaker ended with one last jab at Biden and Warnock, noting that “more people are voting in Georgia than ever before.” That got a nice round of applause.

Patrick Swanson / January 10,2022

The Morning Brew: Joe Goes Down to Georgia Looking for Elections to Steal

The Morning Brew: Joe Goes Down to Georgia Looking for Elections to Steal

 Joe Goes Down to Georgia Looking for Elections to StealHappy Wednesday!
Today's Brew is made a little extra strong this morning.
Joe Biden Demonizes Trump and His Supporters in Poisonous Bid to Overturn Election Law
Joe Biden went down to Georgia Tuesday looking for elections to steal. Specifically, he came to pitch his effort to codify into law the outrages that made the 2020 Election such a joke. What the Dems, in their Orwellian splendor, call "voting rights."
"I'm tired of being quiet!" Joe yelled -- though whether about the issue or about being prevented by his staff from answering questions, we don't know for sure. Actually, he was talking about throwing his support behind upending Senate rules to get the voting "rights" legislation passed that will allow Democrats to fix future elections coast to coast.
In the process, the president poured poison into the wounds of America.
The man who promised unity blatantly slandered Donald Trump and his 75 million voters, declaring, "A defeated former President and his supporters use the big lie about the 2020 Election to fuel torment." (You want to talk torment? How about those Americans and allies you abandoned in Afghanistan? For starters.) More ghastly, Biden declared Trump "sought to win through violence what he had lost at the ballot box."
Shameless. Outrageous. Unhinged. Delusional. Hostile. Dangerous. Very, very dangerous. A house divided cannot stand, the Bible and Abe Lincoln tell us. A house lead by mad arsonist will burn to ashes.


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